Dental emergencies often occur when you least expect them. Whether it is a sports injury, a workplace accident, or a fall, dental emergencies can happen anytime. While you cannot always avoid dental emergencies, there are things you can do to prevent them.
According to the CDC, you should brush your teeth for two minutes each time. When brushing, be sure to take extra care around the areas that are particularly susceptible to tooth decay— like the area between your teeth and your gums. You should also use an ADA-approved toothpaste for best results. - The Dentist Blog Team
Visiting the dentist regularly can help prevent many common dental emergencies from happening in the first place. If issues are found and treated early, there is typically less damage involved, and the cost is much lower. Additionally, if there is any pain present, getting it fixed right away can help to reduce your discomfort and prevent further problems.
Having a routine teeth cleaning and exam twice a year is a great way to maintain good oral health and keep your teeth healthy. During your cleaning, we will remove plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth. We also will polish your teeth so that they will shine bright next to your face. Your dentist will perform an oral cancer screening during your examination to make sure there are no abnormal cells in your mouth. If we do find any areas of concern, we can discuss treatment options with you at that time.
When you practice good oral hygiene habits, you reduce your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. However, even with the most diligent at-home care, you may still find yourself facing an emergency.
The infection of the gums due to bacteria is called gingivitis. If left untreated, it can lead to more serious oral problems. You will likely need root canal treatment from your dentist to save the tooth, or it may even need to be extracted if it can't be saved. Seeing your dentist as soon as possible for routine teeth cleaning and checkups can help you avoid the need for emergency dental services.
Another way to reduce your risk of needing emergency care is using an antibacterial mouth rinse. These rinses can help reduce the formation of plaque and tartar buildup on your teeth, as well as keep bacteria levels in your mouth low. When used along with brushing and flossing every day, antimicrobial mouth rinses can be very beneficial to your dental health.
At our practice, we make our patient's dental our top priority. Visit our clinic to get a thorough examination to determine the best treatment for your condition.